In an interview with L’Equipe these days, Mats Wilander praised Novak Djokovic’s ability to take care of his body. Although he is 35 years old, the Serbian still conveys an incredible feeling of freshness. Wilander explained: “Novak Djokovic doesn’t have the typical physique of a 35-year-old.
He looks like he’s 25, I’m serious. I’ve never seen anything like this. He has worked a lot on his legs and is fitter than ever. He looks so young and fresh. He fears no opponent on any surface. Perhaps there is one exception: the best Rafael Nadal on clay.” In a recent interview, Gunter Bresnik expressed some interesting considerations about Djokovic: “The 2022 season was undoubtedly conditioned by the repeated absences of Novak Djokovic, who had to miss two Grand Slams and all the American Masters 1000.
I don’t want to create controversy and argue about whether it was right or not. Nole has sacrificed several tournaments in order to remain faithful to his principles, he must be acknowledged. We know he wants to be the greatest of all time, he has never denied it.
He’s already one of the best ever and his mental strength is insane. It has to be said that his popularity rating has dropped further due to last year’s events, but he is doing everything he can to change that.”
Djokovic’s run at the Australian Open 2023
Djokovic started his run at the 2023 Australian Open very well.
The Serbian champion, returning to Melbourne after the events of last year, easily beat the Spanish Roberto Carballes Baena losing only seven games. The former world number 1, a great favorite to win the final, conceded a paltry four points to his opponent throughout the third set.
Nole is hunting for his tenth seal in Melbourne Park, which would allow him to catch his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at 22 Grand Slams. We recall that the 35-year-old from Belgrade had to miss two Majors in 2022 due to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, which also cost him a lot in terms of image. However, Nole redeemed himself by winning his seventh Wimbledon and equaling his idol Pete Sampras.
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